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Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells

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posted on 04.09.2014, 08:19 by Nayia Arnou, Jake BowersJake Bowers, Michael WallsMichael Walls
Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO) thin films have been deposited on glass substrates using ultrasonic spray deposition whilst varying the operational parameters. Electrical and optical properties were investigated as a function of the deposition parameters and the optimum conditions were defined. The optimum parameters result to films with a sheet resistance of ~6kΩ/□ when they are as deposited and to ~1kΩ/□ for annealed films in vacuum. The resulting transparency ranges from 80 to 85% for optimum films.

Funding

The authors are grateful to EPSRC Supergen for funding to support this project.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

9th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference

Pages

231 - 234 (4)

Citation

ARNOU, P., BOWERS, J.W. and WALLS, J.M., 2013. Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells. In: Hutchins, M., Cole, A. and Watson, T. (eds.). Proceedings of 2013 9th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-9), Swansea, Great Britain, 10-12 April, pp. 231-234.

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© Solar Energy Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

ISBN

0904963799

Language

en

Location

Swansea